Following Thursday’s tribute concert, Franklin will be laid to rest on Friday during a six-and-a-half-hour-long funeral (we will be streaming it live right here).
The funeral will open with a viewing featuring recorded songs by Franklin. Personal reflections will be scattered throughout the event, including one by Tyler Perry, as will musical performances.
Franklin will lie in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on both Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29, the singer’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn confirmed. Fans can pay their respects to Franklin before the private, family services commence.
Franklin’s private funeral will take place on Friday at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, only open to family and friends.